After their father dies suddenly, twins Alex and Connor Bailey must move to a new home with their mother. This is a very sad time until their Grandmother comes to visit on their twelfth birthday. She gives them her old fairy tale book, called The Land of Stories, which she has read to them from since they were young.
One night, Alex wishes she was in the Land of Stories; and then, in the days following, the book starts to hum and glow... Alex learns that when it is glowing, she can drop things into the pages - and they disappear.
What will disappear into the book next.....? You have to read it to find out! I like this book because of the creative twists it gives to the old fairy tales and fairy tale characters. It is a fun story! I recommend it to readers. It is also well-read on audio (by the author himself).
Note: this is the first in an ongoing series by the intrepid Chris Colfer.